Sanchez Reconstruction

This partial reconstruction of The Road to Calvary by Juan and Diego Sanchez (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) leaves areas unfinished to demonstrate the preparation and painting process, from sweet chestnut panel, through canvas and gesso preparation to gilding, silvering and painting using pigments hand-ground in linseed oil.

The reconstruction formed part of the Making Colour exhibition at the National Gallery, London in 2014.

Photo copyright: Hamilton Kerr Institute